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« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2005, 12:47:19 AM »

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In the world of horribly redundant superhero vehicles, the Supermobile reigns supreme!  

And I suppose, among the vast science and technological resources that Superman would have at his disposal, a super vehicle of some kind makes sense.  

My favorite aspect of the Supermobile is the Super-visor, a binocular like apparatus that rises from the dashboard, with a dial allowing Superman the option of x-ray, telescopic, infrared, and normal vision.  Normal vision?  Why is there a setting for normal vision?  If he wanted normal vision, all he'd have to do is move his head to the side three inches.


I could see the Supermobile being useful to Superman as a FTL ship for travelling between starsystems, with a computer linked to the Forteress of Solitude's own, and with sensors, weapons and equipment that could be useful to Superman on a number of missions on far-off worlds.  

Of course, the advantage to having Superman's powers would be the economy in terms of life-support needs..
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« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2015, 02:39:47 AM »

Hi all,

I am curious which story first featured the Supermobile?

Does it have an origin in that issue?

What is the most memorable Supermobile issue?

I ask these questions because the Supermobile was used a few times when I was a kid on the old Superfriends show, but I have never read a comic where it was referenced or used.


I'm very curious as to where it came from and what the logic of its creation was.

-Ray

The only appearances of the Supermobile that I'm aware of are Action Comics #481



And Action Comics #482



I have them both but have never read them.

This thread started in 2004, and amazingly enough, there was never a post with a link to the story in question.  It's possible that I actually bought and scanned this issue because of pocketmego's inquiry.


www.superman-through-the-ages.com/tales5/supermobile/

This is the first appearance of the Supermobile - I don't know whether or not I've got the second one around.

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